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Perpetual Adds Visionary Star Trek Artist To Its Dev. Team

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2006 @ 12:36 p.m. PST

Star Trek Online developer Perpetual Entertainment announced that Andrew Probert has joined the Star Trek Online development team as design consultant. As the Senior Illustrator for the first season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Probert designed new spacecraft ranging from the Ferengi Marauder and the Romulan warbird to the Galaxy-class U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D, including both its main and battle bridges.

Probert will be working with Perpetual to update the interior layout of the Galaxy-class, creating new deck layouts that realize never-before-seen locations within the massive city-sized starships. Initial blueprints and concept art by Probert are now available at the game’s development site with additional material to be released in the coming months.

Set twenty years after the most recent movie, Star Trek Nemesis, Star Trek Online will be the next step for the Star Trek universe, advancing the timeline and technology into a new era of exploration and discovery. Just as Star Trek: The Next Generation updated the ships and uniforms of the original series, Star Trek Online will bring new uniforms, new equipment, and new starships to Starfleet and its foes.

“I was happy to be asked by Perpetual to contribute new design thinking and explorations into a Star Trek universe no one’s ever seen,” said Probert. “I’m sure the fans will enjoy discovering and exploring all the new spaces we’re creating.”

Andrew Probert’s artistic career spans over twenty years, many of them working on science-fiction fans’ favorite Hollywood productions. In addition to his work on the starships of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Probert also designed many of the first season’s sets, props, and alien environments, and even the main title logo-type. Among Andrew’s other well-known designs are the Klingon battle cruiser’s bridge and Vulcan shuttle in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the interior and exterior of the AirWolf helicopter, and the original Cylon robot villains and Cylon BaseStar in Glen Larson’s Battlestar Galactica.

Star Trek Online is a massively multiplayer online game where you will join Starfleet and explore the greatest wonders and discoveries from our galaxy and beyond. You will team up with thousands of other players as you advance through Starfleet and master your skills aboard a starship. Your journey will take you to far-away posts at the fringes of known space where you will carry out away missions to establish contact with new civilizations and confront enemy starships in space combat to protect the values of the Federation. Rising through the ranks will test your abilities as a warrior, diplomat, explorer, and most importantly, a leader. Play your cards right and you will one day become Captain of your own starship and chart your own course to the final frontier.

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